Top Adventures in Toutle

  • Getaway to Silver Lake Resort

    This resort sits right on Silver Lake, which makes it easy to do multiple activities such as swimming, fishing, and boating. Whether you want to tent camp or stay in a cabin, Silver Lake Resort has you covered.Silver Lake Resort offers boat/canoe...

  • Scramble to Fall Creek Falls (Stella Falls)

    From Interstate 5 in Kelso, exit onto Highway 4 and follow it west towards Cathlamet and Long Beach for about 11.3 miles. A quarter mile east of the town of Stella is Fall Creek, with Fall Creek Falls, or Stella Falls as it is sometimes called, vi...

  • Hike the Hummocks Trail

    The trail has a number of ups and downs as you pass the many ponds and ash/rock/mud hills (hummocks) on your way towards the North Fork Toutle River. There is abundant wildlife in the area including birds, beaver and elk.This is also a great place...

    2.4 miles 0 ft gain

  • Backpack to Snow Lake by Mt. Whittier

    The Coldwater Lake Recreation Area has restrooms, telephones, and a picnic area. Make sure you have already acquired your permits for camping in the Mt. Margaret back country.Follow trail #211, which runs along the entire 4.5 mile length of Coldwa...

    16 miles 2700 ft gain

  • Backpack to Mount Margaret's Ridge Camp

    The hike is relatively easy. I'd say intermediate due to the incline at the beginning. Also intermediate due to it being an backpacking camp adventure.A friend of mine and I backpacked in to shoot the sunset and sunrise. We went a little early in ...

    6.2 miles

  • Night Photography at Loowit Viewpoint

    From roughly May to September, both star gazers and photographers alike travel to the darkest locations in order to capture something truly magnificent- the galactic core of the milky way. The Loowit Viewpoint is unlike any around due to the perfe...

  • Hike to the Summit of Coldwater Peak

    While thousands of visitors come to witness the raw power and devastation left behind from Mount St Helens' famous 1980 eruption, few wander past the groomed paths surrounding the Johnston Ridge Observatory. It is beyond these paths where you come...

    12.2 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike to Coldwater Peak via Boundary Trail

    The Boundary trail is amazing. It's 54 miles long and runs for the most part along a ridge in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. You can climb various peaks and viewpoints right off the trail, but this trip report is for climbing Coldwater Peak and ...

    14.8 miles 2700 ft gain

  • Photograph Rock Creek Falls

    There is a large paved pull out on the side of the road right before the bridge making it easy for parking. The fenced area at the pull out is where you can view the falls from afar. The waterfall itself is nestled into the forest and is a little ...

  • Explore the Cedar Grist Mill

    After parking in the lot near the mill, walk across the bridge. This is the first good viewpoint for photography. Next, I recommend walking under the bridge, this is my favorite spot for taking photos. The whole area is free to walk around, you ca...

  • Kayak at Yale Lake

    Just 55 miles northeast of Portland lies a body of water so pure you have to see it to believe it...that's right, we're talking about Yale Lake. One of three lakes beneath Washington's ever rumbling Mount St Helens, Yale offers the outdoor lover ...

  • Explore Riffe Lake

    I was looking for something a little new. I wasn't quite feeling a hike, and wanted to get some new photos to edit at a new location. After staring at a map of Washington for a little while, Riffe Lake grabbed my attention. This huge lake in th...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Castle Rock, Washington

      Longview North / Mount St Helens KOA

    • Amboy, Washington

      Lis Bon Acres Rn R

      Come for relaxation and respite at our hobby farm nestled in the foothills of Amboy, only an hour drive from Portland. Access to boating, kayaking, or swimming at Lake Merwin is 15 minutes away. A ...

      From $125/night

    • Randle, Washington

      Iron Creek Campground

      Overview Iron Creek Campground sits near the confluence of Iron Creek and the Cispus River. This large campground winds through a forest of old-growth Douglas firs, cedars and hemlock. Lush vegetat...

    • Yacolt, Washington

      Sunset Camp

      Overview Sunset Campground is located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Visitors enjoy scenic views of the river and a waterfall within the campground. The campground is open all year. Recrea...

    • Skamania County, Washington

      Lower Falls Campground

      Overview Lower Falls Campground is located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Visitors enjoy several waterfalls in the area and access to the Lewis River Trail. The campground is open from May...

    • Randle, Washington

      Blue Lake Creek Campground

      Overview In a well-shaded location among maple trees and ferns, Blue Lake Creek Campground offers open, grassy spaces with sites that can accommodate both tents and RVs with a small brook that babb...

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